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What is the best treatment for acne!

What is the best treatment for acne!

Multiple: So acne is a very common and complex issue. There are many many treatments and they are very individually tailored. So the best answer for you may not be the best for someone else. There are many medications that work really well but are very risky for pregnancy so require regular pregnancy tests and birth control. Others that are topical ointments. Again best is to visit with your doctor or derm. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Acne (Definition)

Acne is one of the most common skin conditions. It affects about 80% of adolescents. Acne starts as a blockage of the sebaceous glands followed by inflammation. It occurs in areas where there are lots of sebaceous glands, such as the face back and chest. The hallmarks of the condition are blackheads, whiteheads (closed comedones), papules, pustules, cysts, nodules, and sometimes scarring. There are numerous treatments available, both topical and systemic. The most commonly used are benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, and antibiotics ...Read more


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What is the best treatment for acne and acne marks?

What is the best treatment for acne and acne marks?

You have choices: If you have acne that's causing scars, you have a right to effective treatment. It's likely that a dermatologist will give you a trial of one of the kind-of-dangerous and unpleasant but highly-effective vitamin a derivatives. These specialists also have a variety of ways of making old scars less apparent if that is your wish. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne in teens and adults?

What is the best treatment for acne in teens and adults?

Meds: Many patients do well with over the counter benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid preparations. Some patients require topical or oral antibiotics or retinoids as well. If the over the counter meds alone don't control your acne after a month of daily use, see a doctor for additional treatment options. It is important to be persistent, and some patients 'get worse before they get better'. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

What is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated hasn't cleared you in two weeks, you're going to need prescription-strength medication from your personal physician. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

Can you tell me what is the best treatment for acne (pimples?

Scientific Rx: If topical benzoyl peroxide as tolerated has not cleared you in two weeks, you will need to add prescription-strength rx from your physician. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne scars?

What is the best treatment for acne scars?

Type dependent: If shallow, crater-like scars, use of mechanical dermabrasion is probably most effective. Use of lasers, chemical peels or punch/excisions are optional. Most difficult to treat are the "ice-pick" variety, which may end up looking like enlarged pores regardless of the therapy provided. Proper skin care and avoidance of acne infections is the best....Do not squeeze or pick such lesions if active. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

What is the best treatment for acne atrophic scars on the face?

Try Bellafill plus: Bellafill is filler approved for optimal and long lasting correction for atrophic acne scars. Depending on extent of scarring, Bellafill may be used alone or in combination with other treatments like laser resurfacing and peels to treat acne scarring. ...Read more

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What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

What's the fastest/best treatment for acne vulgaris and cystic acne?

Derm consult: If you have cystic acne, you deserve 21st century treatment beyond what even your family doc can provide. A dermatologist will probably place you on one of the vitamin a derivatives; they are unpleasant and somewhat dangerous, you'll need to listen to the instructions carefully, and they work. Life is rough enough without cystic acne. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for body acne?

What is the best treatment for body acne?

Whatever works: It depends on your definition of "best". Some people can do w/ simple face (&body) scrubs & food trigger avoidance. Others require topical lotions & prescriptions. A third type (like me) was prescribed retinoic acid, but that kept me out of the sun for more than 2 yrs & I lost my spot on the varsity team (couldn't practice). All treatments have differing potency & side effects, so talk to ur docto ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for acne? Only capsules not creams?

What's the best treatment for acne? Only capsules not creams?

Systemic Rx: Your question suggests to me that you have tried topical therapy and it failed. Most men clear on a systemic antibiotic that's right for them; the tough cases respond to drugs that only a dermatologist can write for. You may want to give topical rx a second try; clindamycin, benzoyl peroxide, and a retinoic acid derivative may all help. ...Read more

Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
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Pimples (Definition)

Pimples are a kind of acne, and are a condition where oil gets trapped in a pore of the skin resulting in small area of ...Read more